FROM Stephen Mosher
Sports Cheating Steps into the Digital Age Stealing hand signals, doctoring balls and other forms of cheating are part of Major League Baseball tradition. They're usually punished with suspensions and fines. Now it's reported that employees of the St. Louis Cardinals hacked into a network run by the Houston Astros -- and that could mean prison time under federal law. Stephen Mosher is a professor of Sports Management and Media at Ithaca College in upstate New York. Photo: Keith Allison
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?